Top 12 Movies on TV that I Can't Pass Up

I don’t know if it is normal for couples to have fights over the remote control, because my wife and I never fight over the remote and my parents never fought over the remote when I was growing up either.  My dad has been the remote commander for as long as I can remember and that’s how my relationship with Casey works as well.  What that means is that Casey has to deal with a lot of TV surfing, and as a result she gets to watch a lot of the same movies over and over and over again.

Casey and I have been together long enough that she sees the movies coming too as I scroll through the TV guide.  She knows that if certain movies show up on that guide that I’m going to change the channel from whatever I’m watching and I’m going to watch that movie no matter how many times I watched that movie in the past.  She also knows I get more excited about some movies than others.

Here is my list of the top 12 movies on TV that I watch every time they show up on my channel guide:

  • Top 12 Movies on TV that I Can’t Pass Up 1 of 13

    Click through to see my favorite picks.

  • 12. The Sandlot 2 of 13

    This is a classic that never gets passed up when it comes on TV.  I'll be 70 years old watching The Sandlot and I know I won't be the only 70 year old out there excited to watch The Sandlot for the millionth time. 

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  • 11. Back to the Future 3 of 13

    Back to the Future 1 and 2 are other classics that I can't pass up--Part 3 is okay, but most of the time I move onto something else on TV.  Oh, and I may or may not still day dream about one day owning a hover board.  

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  • 10. Seven and The Shining 4 of 13

    I don't watch many scary movies because I can't handle them and I don't watch them in front of Casey, but these two draw my curiosity every time and thanks to The Shining, specifically, I can never stay in a large building alone. 

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  • 9. Remember the Titans 5 of 13

    "I don't want them to gain another yard! You blitz... all... night!"  This line brings me chills every single time I watch Remember the Titans, and I've watched it at least 50 times.

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  • 8. Chris Farley Movies 6 of 13

    These are Chris Farley's best movies, and really they're the same show with slightly different plot lines and I can't help but watch them each time they come on TV--which is pretty often.

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  • 7. Adam Sandler Movies 7 of 13

    Adam Sandler, like Chris Farley, is another actor who has found a formula that works and he works that formula into most of his movies.  Billy Madison used to be my all time favorite movie and I've watched it more than 300 times, and I'm not exaggerating--having mono as a teenager leads to a lot of time in front of the TV.

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  • 6. Rocky 1-4 8 of 13

    Rocky is an all time classic that I grew up watching regularly.  Rocky IV is my favorite of the series and every time I watch Rocky out there running in the Russian snow I want to go outside and find a nice mountain to run and some wood to chop.

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  • 5. My Cousin Vinny 9 of 13

    The first time I watched this movie was during my third year of law school after my Evidence professor played clips from the movie as examples of proper ways to examine witnesses on the stand.  The show is probably the best example of how to present evidence on a case and how to cross examine witnesses.  Plus My Cousin Vinny has an extra special place in my heart as a Utah fan due to the "What's a Ute?" line.

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  • 4. Rudy 10 of 13

    "Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!"  How can you not tear up when that little guy gets to run on the field in front of all those Notre Dame fans and realize his dream of playing for the mighty Notre Dame?  I tear up every time I watch this movie and its soundtrack is underrated too.

    Purchase at Amazon for $4.46

  • 3. The Godfather 11 of 13

    I was skeptical about this movie for a long time due to its age, but 2 years into my marriage I finally broke down and gave it a try.  It is by far the best movie I have ever watched.  It is one of the few movies where the movie is actually better than the book.

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  • 2. A Few Good Men 12 of 13

    "You can't handle the truth!"  I've easily watched this movie over 300 times and I don't own it--it seems to be on TV all. the. time.  Even though it's not as accurate as My Cousin Vinny in terms of actual law practice, it's still a movie most lawyers I know love to watch.

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  • 1. Tombstone 13 of 13

    Tombstone is the clear number 1 movie I watch every time it comes on TV.  I love watching every part of this movie, but my absolute favorite is when Doc Holiday says, "I'm your huckleberry."  No, wait, maybe my favorite line is when Wyatt Earp says, "You gonna do somethin', or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?"  Great, great movie.

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